How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen or Finish
HIGH GLOSS FINISH
Surface: Cabinets, doors and window trim where surfaces can take a lot of abuse.
Finish: Glossier paints reflect like and imperfections. Spend more time sanding and prepping to get the surface smooth.
Rooms: Family room, hallway, foyer or kids’ rooms
Surface: High traffic surfaces that you want to have easy-to-clean, scrub-able walls.
Finish: Not shiny, high durability with a lower luster.
Rooms: Dining room, guest bedroom, living room
Surface: Lower traffic surfaces.
Finish: More luster than Flat or Matte paint finishes
Rooms: Areas that get only the occasional dings and scuffs.
FLAT & MATTE
Surfaces: Best for ceilings because it hides imperfections by not reflecting any light.
Finish: More pigment in the paint so you can cover a surface in one coat and hide more flaws.
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Bohemian Living Room Renovation
The Handmade Home just finished a major room renovation, with an updated fireplace as the focus. After selecting Sherwin Williams Pure White as their paint color, they were ready to get the project started.
Colorful Dresser Makeover
Bright colors and playful stripes are the perfect combination for any kid's room. So, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms said yes to all of the above when re-designing a child's space.
Dining Room Transformation
Lindsey, from Building Bluebird, picked a gray paint color for the walls to bring her minimalist dining room makeover to life.